For its fourth annual Barbells for Boobs fundraiser, Urban Athletic Training Center is inviting the public to work out, purchase baked goods and t-shirts, and hop into a mobile hydrostatic body fat testing machine. The event takes place on Monday, Oct. 24.
For its largest annual fundraiser, the Literacy Council of Buncombe County is hosting a dinner and silent auction, featuring a speech by best selling author Wiley Cash. His brother, comedian Cliff Cash, will emcee the event at Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Friday, Oct. 14.
Dozens of local musicians will play music from John Lennon’s catalogue in support of arts nonprofit Aurora Studio & Gallery. The donation-based concert is at Highland Brewing Co., on Friday, Oct. 7.
Asheville GreenWorks’ upcoming fundraiser, which features dancing and barbecuing, takes place at Asheville Outdoor Center on Thursday, Sept. 29.
MADabolic gym is bringing fitness equipment to Green Man Brewery for a high energy benefit event on Friday, Sept. 23. Proceeds go to Girls on the Run of WNC.
After a year hiatus, Next Step Recovery’s annual golf tournament is back — and just in time for the nonprofit’s 10-year anniversary. Broadmoor Golf Links hosts the benefit event on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Multiple artists are performing at Sounds for Recovery, a benefit event for Buncombe County’s Veterans Treatment Court, Sobriety Court and Adult Drug Treatment Court. The gathering takes place at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Aloft Asheville Downtown’s open air benefit concert series continues on Sunday, Aug., 28, when Juan Benavides Group performs in support of Friends of Connect Buncombe.
A multitude of outdoor water games, including a 20-foot tall slide, plus live music and food make the second Slide the Fletch fundraiser appropriate for adventurers and spectators alike. Hall Fletcher Elementary hosts the benefit event on Saturday, Aug. 20.
The Center of Craft, Creativity & Design’s upcoming fundraiser offers four floors of art, live music, food and drinks, and other entertainment on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Animal-themed artwork, wine, raffle prizes and scenic views are all part of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s next fundraiser, which will support the opening of a rehabilitation center. The event takes place at Addison Farms Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 6.
The Magic, Mirth & Meaning variety show “does act as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair,” co-founder T.J. Shimeld says, “but the main purpose is to give an opportunity for people with disabilities to display their talents.” The next performance is scheduled for Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m.
The Autism Society of North Carolina’s two-day fundraiser kicks of with a pre-party at Wild Wings Café on Friday, July 22. On the following morning, stand up paddle board racers of all skill levels are invited to complete a 3-mile course on Lake Julian.
Family Dinner Improv will make its debut on Saturday as the opening act before two traditional stand-up sets by Minori Hinds and Mallory Denae plus a headlining performance by Blacklist Improv. The Bebe Theatre hosts the event on Wednesday, July 13.
A singer and dexterous guitar player, Phan wrote much of his debut album Dreams in Modern Folk while walking solo from Mexico to Canada. He’ll play those songs plus some unheard numbers at a benefit concert for Asheville Community Yoga’s expansion. The Grey Eagle hosts the event on Saturday, June 18.
Fashion consultant Leslie Council recently founded a female-focused branch of mentorship nonprofit My Daddy Taught Me That and will host a benefit to cover year one expenses. The event is at Celine’s on Broadway on Sunday, June 12.
“It’s going to be very sentimental – nostalgic for me anyway,” band director says of the last major performance for EMBE. The event, which doubles as a CD release show, takes place at Evergreen Charter School on Saturday, June 4.
About a dozen authors will respond to a single writing prompt that’s loosely connected to House Bill 2 to raise money to undo the legislation. This first iteration of Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe’s new Authors for Action series takes place at Asheville Community Theatre on Wednesday, May 18.
During an upcoming fundraiser, Wild South will celebrate its own conservation work in addition to awarding the efforts of activists across eight states. Headlining the evening is DeLene Beeland, a local author who will speak about her experiences with endangered red wolves. The Millroom hosts the event on Saturday, May 7.
Local nonprofit Sleep Tight Kids aims to provide more vulnerable children with simple bedtime amenities like blankets and pajamas after holding an all-ages fundraiser at Bold Rock Hard Cider on Sunday, May 1.
Performers include South African singer Laura Reed, Congolese fire-eater Seeko and Ugandan multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Kinobe. And for $10 extra, dinner is available from The Kente Kitchen. The benefit show is at White Horse Black Mountain on Thursday, April 21.